The Apple TV+ channel on the TV app comes with original shows, movies, and documentaries. If you have a subscription, you may want to download one or two movies to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to play through on your commute.

How to Download Apple TV+ Shows and Movies on iPhone or iPad

You’ll need a subscription to stream and download shows from Apple TV+. It costs $4.99 per month, but if you’ve recently bought an Apple device, you’ll get a free one-year Apple TV+ subscription.

Once you have subscribed, go to the main page of the TV app. You’ll see the Apple TV+ channel as one of the sections (along with other movies, TV shows, channels).

To find a TV show or movie to download, click on the Search tab in the bottom toolbar.

Click on the Search tab in the bottom toolbar

Here, find the title and click on it to open the detail page.

Find a show and then select it from the list

Here you can scroll through the list of episodes and click on the little «Download» button to start the download.

Click on the download button from the show page

When you click on an episode’s title, you’ll see a more prominent «Download» button below the «Play Episode» button.

Click on download button from episode page on iphone

The download will start in the background.

Compared to the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, the offline feature on the TV app is very limited. There are basically no settings to change.

Can't download over cellular

You can’t download anything using cellular data, so you’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi. Also, the iOS and iPadOS apps do not allow you to select the video quality. The app will automatically download the file that best suits your device.

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The app also lacks a Downloads section. Therefore, to track downloads of episodes and pause them, go to the «Library» section and click the «Downloaded» button.

Select episode or show

Here, select the show that is currently loading.

Select episode or show

On this page you will see a list of downloadable episodes. Click on the «Stop» button next to the title to stop the download process.

Click on the pause button to stop the show from loading

To delete a downloaded episode or movie, swipe left on the title and click the Delete button.

Swipe over the title of the episode and click on the Delete button

In the next pop-up window, click «Remove Download» to confirm.

Click the Remove button Download

How to Download Apple TV+ Shows and Movies on Mac

If you’d rather watch the show on the big screen of your Mac (or a connected monitor), you can also download the show for offline viewing on your computer.

Open the TV app on your Mac running macOS Catalina. Find the show you want to download in the Watch Now section or by using the search tool located on the top toolbar.

Click on Search on the toolbar

Here, find the episode and then click on it to open the show page.

Select a show from the list

You can now browse through the seasons and click on an episode to select it.

Select episode

Here, click on the «Download» button to start the download.

Click the Download button

You can track downloads by clicking the Downloads button on the top toolbar.

Click on the search bar in the toolbar

Here you can click the «Pause» button to stop the download. To pause all downloads, click the Pause Downloads button at the bottom of the window.

Control downloads

If you want to remove a download from the Downloads menu, you can simply right-click on the title of the episode and click on the «Delete» button.

Click on Remove from right-click menu

You can also delete a movie or TV show from the Library tab. Here, click the «Downloaded» button in the sidebar and click on the title.

Go to the

On the details page, find the episode to delete, and then click the Menu button.

Click on the menu button from the show or episode

From the menu, click «Remove from Library» to delete the episode.

Click on Remove from Library

Unlike apps for iOS and iPadOS, the TV app on Mac allows you to change download options.

Click the «TV» button in the menu bar, and then click the «Preferences» button. Alternatively, you can use Command +; Keyboard shortcut to quickly open the application settings menu.


Here, in the «Playback» section, click the dropdown next to «Download Quality». You can switch between Up to HD, Up to SD, and Most Compatible Format. Select Up to SD to save disk space.

Change download quality

If you feel like you’re not getting your money, you can cancel your Apple TV+ subscription.

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